The Talking Stick is a sacred symbol of free speech. These traditional talking sticks are made with natural driftwood or debarked branches, thanks to the beavers! The sticks are collected along the lake shores and local bush areas. Some sticks even show the beavers bite marks on the ends. These handmade talking sticks are adorned with beads, leather and feathers. Each one is individually made and no two are alike.
Average size is 12″ long.
The talking stick has been used during important discussions where only the person holding the talking stick is allowed to speak openly without interruptions. The talking stick is then passed from one to another until each has had their turn to speak.
|Dimensions||33 × 13 × 5 cm|